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WRINKLE REDUCTION

How do Anti-wrinkle Injections work?

The treatment acts by blocking the release of the chemical messenger acetylcholine, at the junction between the nerve ending and the muscle. This means that the chemical messenger is prevented from reaching the target muscle, and so the muscle does not contract. The muscle-relaxing effects of the injectables are first noticeable 2-3 days after treatment, although it can take up to 14 days before they become fully apparent. The treatment will remain effective for approximately 4 months. To maintain the desired effect, repeat treatments are required 2-3 times per year.

What to consider if you're thinking about booking your injectable treatment?

We'll help you to decide whether injectables is the right choice for you before you make the decision to go ahead, and take special care to make sure you are medically suitable for this treatment. Consultations at BeauProAesthetics are free of charge, and allow clients the opportunity to discuss their facial concerns and what they would like to achieve. Our practitioner and independent prescriber, can advise on the range of treatment options available, prices and medical suitability, in addition to aftercare advice.

Photographs will be taken prior to treatment and all clients are offered a review appointment in two weeks, free of charge. At the follow up appointment we will take more photographs, and if required provide a free top-up to fine tune the treatment. There are different brands of treatment available. All of them are prescription-only medications, so it is essential that a full medical history is taken to screen for any contraindications. This treatment is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant, breast feeding, has an infection at the proposed injection site, has a known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in anti-wrinkle injections, suffers from generalised disorders of muscle activity (e.g. myasthenia gravis) or who is taking certain medication that interferes with neuromuscular transmission or blood clotting.

What can you expect after your treatment?

If you have had, for example, injectable treatment in the frown area. Following your treatment, you will not be able to pull a frown expression. During the period when the frown muscles are de-activated, the skin between the eyebrows is not being "pinched" by the muscles and is able to repair itself. It also breaks the habit of frowning. The result of the treatment is a smoothing of the lines. For some clients, the frown lines disappear completely. Others simply experience a softening of the lines, depending on the strength of the muscles treated and how deep the lines were prior to treatment.

DERMAL FILLERS

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid has been nicknamed by press as the ‘key to the fountain of youth’. It exists in all living organisms. In the human body,  it is a natural component of the skin and is present in connective tissue throughout the body. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the deeper layer of skin where it keeps skin smooth and plump. We use this in our dermal fillers as it is totally natural and can be safely absorbed by the body.

 

How do Dermal Fillers differ to Botox?

You may be asking yourself: “Should I get dermal fillers or Botox?” So, let’s take a quick look at the differences. Dermal Fillers are inherently different to Botulinum Toxin commonly known as ‘Botox’.

Botox contain neurotoxins and works by weakening our muscles to help minimise lines and wrinkles. However, dermal fillers do not contain these same neurotoxins, instead they are made up of Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Dermal Fillers are also completely reversible, unlike botox. Therefore, this is something to consider if you are trying to decide between dermal fillers and botox. Dermal Fillers are an excellent low-risk option for those wishing to seek an introduction to injectables.

 

What areas can we treat effectively with Dermal Fillers?

We can treat a wide range of areas with Dermal Fillers. Some of the more popular areas to treat include the lips, cheeks and the bridge of the nose – we usually aim to add fullness and plumpness to these areas. For the smoothing and plumping out of  lines and wrinkles we focus our dermal filler injections around the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin, neck, décolletage and hands.

 

How long do Dermal Fillers last?

Dermal Fillers are well known for delivering outstanding results. Results from Dermal Fillers begin to show immediately after treatment and can last up to 12 months (depending on the product used and the area treated). Lip fillers tend to last for a slightly shorter amount of time – around six months.

To give your filler the best chance of lasting as long as possible, there are filler aftercare steps you can take. If you look after your skin with sun cream and follow a good skin care regime then your dermal fillers will last longer.

In addition to this, for the best dermal filler aftercare, do not squeeze, massage or mess around with the treated area, as this could cause the filler to break down more quickly and mean you get to enjoy the results for less time. In areas of the face that we naturally move less, your fillers will naturally last longer.

 

How safe are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are used throughout the world every day and are very safe. In terms of the actual procedure, you will experience a mild discomfort. No one likes the feeling of an injection, but it is a small scratch as the needle goes in and then a slight stinging sensation will be felt as the filler is injected. We can use numbing anaesthetic to treat the area to help minimise discomfort.

Compared with invasive face lifts or implants, there are no cuts, stitches or incisions, so the small amount of discomfort is outweighed by the outstanding results.

 

Are there any side effects to Dermal Fillers?

The are some side effects listed below and all of these will be discussed in your initial consultation.

  • The level of discomfort experienced by a client is dependant on the type of filler being used and the area being treated. The nose and lips are known to be a more sensitive area, the client should only experience a mild discomfort and anaesthetic can be used to ensure the client is full comfortable.

  • A slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin is the first and most common side-effect.

  • If you have a history of cold sores or fever blisters in the treated area, filler injections may cause them to break out again.

  • bruising, redness, tenderness and swelling commonly occur around the injection site, these side effects usually take 2-3 days to subside.

  • On rare occasions clients can have an allergic reaction to Dermal Fillers, meaning redness, swelling, itching, hardness and bumps can occur in the skin. These side effects can last several months.

  • Additional side effects include infections and discolouration or change in pigmentation.

  • Dermal Fillers are normally tolerated well by clients, however, rare serious risks include scarring, blurred vision, partial vision loss, blindness, necrosis.

  • Allergic Reactions may lead to severe reaction (anaphylactic shock) that requires emergency medical help.

 

What happens after treatment?

After treatment, many clients are able to resume their day to day activities immediately. However, small side-effects from Dermal Filler are common therefore, it is imperative to follow all filler aftercare instructions to obtain maximum results without complications. Afterwards there may be some swelling or bruising. The swelling fades within around 48 hours and the bruising can take up to a fortnight to fade.

  • The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, bruising, pain, redness, discolouration and itching at the injection site. It is recommend to use iced water soaks or ice packs to help reduce swelling. The reactions normally appear shortly after treatment and may last between 7 to 14 days.

  • Avoid activities that cause excessive perspiration such as, the gym, saunas etc for 48 hours as you risk sweating the Dermal Filler out.

  • Avoid any form of makeup, Facial or Spa treatment as again this may cause the Dermal Filler to spread causing adverse effects.

  • If you determine that the discomfort is severe or if the site gives rise to other conditions, such as oedema or prolonged swelling contact the clinic immediately.

  • Most side effects will resolve with time, some side effects may persist longer than 30 days, in this case you are usually referred to your GP whereby antibiotics or steroids may be recommended. The risks associated with Dermal Fillers are low, but it is important to be aware.

  • If you have any concerns no matter how big or small contact your practitioner immediately we will be happy to advise or invite you into the clinic to discuss any issues you may be having.

 

Are Dermal Fillers the right treatment for me?

Prior to any treatment you will be able to discuss your areas of concern and what you are hoping to achieve from your treatment. We will then be able to establish if Dermal Fillers are the correct treatment for you and guide you through all other treatment options to achieve your desired result.

VITAMIN B12

Who are Vitamin Booster Shots for?

Vitamin Booster Shots can treat a wide range conditions and can be tailored to suit your needs with the procedure aiming to replenish and revitalise.

The treatment is not used as a method of therapy for medical conditions but generally used as a lifestyle and well-being treatment. Whether it be a busy lifestyle, over exertion, a hectic work schedule or just general tiredness. The treatment is ideal for those wishing to restore vitamin levels, improve their energy and ultimately feel their best.

 

What is in the Vitamin Booster Shot?

The Vitamin Booster Shot contains 0.9% sodium chloride (saline solution) or a 5% dextrose solution, an isotonic carbohydrate (sugar solution) that contains glucose in sterile water depending on the ingredients being used and the desired effect e.g hydration.

 

What can I Expect from the treatment?

Prior to treatment you will have a consultation with a BeauProAesthetics practitioner, during this consultation you will be able to discuss any concerns, what you are hoping to achieve and decide what formulation will be most beneficial for you.

During the actual treatment your BeauProAesthetics Practitioner will administer the Vitamin Booster Shot into your arm, this takes just a few seconds. Where you have been injected will then be covered with a small plaster. You will then be free to leave the clinic, some clients feel results immediately, though it can take up to two hours to feel the full effect.

Is there any downtime?

Following treatment there is no down time and clients are able to return to to their day to day activities. Clients are simply required to wear a plaster over where the IV had been inserted similar to after a Blood Test with your GP this usually take 24 – 48 hours to heal.

 

How long do the results last?

Following treatment there is no down time and clients are able to return to to their day to day activities. Clients are simply required to wear a plaster over where the IV had been inserted similar to after a Blood Test with your GP this usually take 24 – 48 hours to heal.

 

Who is the Vitamin B-12 not suitable for?

Prior to treatment you will have an initial consultation it is here will be able to discuss contraindications and establish your suitability for treatment.

 

 

DERMAPLANING

What happens during treatment?

Treatment will begin with your practitioner thoroughly cleansing your skin. Next they will gently stretch an area of the skin between their fingers to ensure the treated area is pulled taut. Holding a sterile gauge blade at a 45 degree angle they will use short swift strokes which will scrape away dead skin cells and remove peach fuzz.

 

Is it painful?

Dermaplaning is not painful, the sensation is similar to that of shaving your legs, except in this case it is on your face!

Will the ‘Peach Fuzz’ grow back quicker than before?

 No, a lot of clients we meet are concerned that the hair on their face will grow back quicker or be more noticeable than before, this is simply not the case! Superficial Vellus Hair (Peach Fuzz) will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before treatment.

 

Who is the treatment suitable for?

Dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types except acneic skin. This treatment is usually suitable for pregnant or nursing women as the procedure is able to exfoliate without the use of harsh chemicals

The type of clients having this done are typically looking for skin rejuvenation, looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars or having more advanced treatments carried out after it such as skin peels.

 

How long does it take?

The procedure usually lasts around 30 – 60 minutes

Are there any side effects?

Side Effects include:

  • Sensitivity

  • Redness

 

Is there an after-care procedure?

Post treatment skin will be sensitive it therefore imperative to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher, this will significantly reduce the risk of hyper-pigmentation.

AURICULOTHERAPY

what are ear seeds used for?

People claim ear seeds help with a range of health issues, including:

  • chronic pain, especially lower back pain

  • insomnia and other sleep issues

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • stress

  • infertility

  • migraine and other head pain

  • addiction

  • weight loss

 

Do ear seeds hurt?

Ear seeds are generally safe. They're non-invasive and don't require the use of needles, so there's a much lower risk of infection or bleeding compared to acupuncture. However, if you have sensitive skin or a latex allergy, metal seeds or adhesive tape might cause some irritation.

They can however feel tender on the area they are treating.

How long do they stay on for?

Ear seeds can be left on for up to five days (you can shower and sleep as usual), but they may fall off sooner, depending on where they've been placed

 

Do they work?

While scientific evidence supporting the benefits of ear seeds is limited, existing research does suggest ear seeds may provide relief from certain things, including insomnia and pain. Acupuncture and auriculotherapy for chronic pain

 

What if it falls off into my ear?

Turn your head so that the affected ear faces downwards. Straighten the ear canal by pulling the ear lobe slightly upwards and away from the head. Shake your head gently in this position. Don't use an ear bud or anything similar as you could force the object deeper into the ear. It should just fall out.